Harada Shuroku (Japanese, born 1941). <em>Vase</em>, ca. 2006. Bizen ware: unglazed stoneware, 11 x 6 5/16 in. (28 x 16 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Steven Korff and Marcia Van Wagner, 2014.60.5. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: , 2014.60.5_front_PS9.jpg)


Artist:Harada Shuroku

Medium: Bizen ware: unglazed stoneware

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Dates:ca. 2006

Dimensions: 11 x 6 5/16 in. (28 x 16 cm)



Accession Number: 2014.60.5

Image: 2014.60.5_front_PS9.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Harada Shuroku (Japanese, born 1941) Vase, circa 2006 Bizen ware: unglazed stoneware Gift of Steven Korff and Marcia Van Wagner, 2014.60.5 Harada Shuroku trained with the masters of the Bizen kilns, making mostly unglazed, dark-red wares that have scorch patterns as their primary decoration. This vase is in his most experimental style, which he calls ranbari, a Japanese carpentry term for wood flooring composed of boards of various sizes laid down in random order. He creates a relatively smooth and conventional ceramic form, then applies patches of very rough clay to the outside in a meandering grid that resembles a stone wall. (Label by Joan Cummins, October 2019, for Arts of Japan gallery)

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